Career progression pathway

Our career progression scheme was re-launched in April 2020. 

The aims of the scheme are to:

  • support social workers to develop skills, expertise and professional confidence at every stage of their career
  • provide social workers with opportunities to agree a learning and development plan linked to their annual Performance Development Review, which recognises and rewards the acquisition and application of additional 'specialist' knowledge and skills
  • enable social workers to progress in their career within Medway, using their knowledge and experience to make a difference for children and families in Medway
  • enable social workers to meet Social Work England Professional Standards to maintain their registration
  • support recruitment and retention

Progression between levels

Progression from social worker to experienced social worker will be dependent on the employee submitting a portfolio of evidence.

Progression to the role of senior practitioner is through a portfolio and interview process.

Progression to the roles of team manager and group manager are through an interview and presentation.